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HCL AppScan CodeSweep

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HCL AppScan CodeSweep

Scan for security issues in code


Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.

- name: HCL AppScan CodeSweep
  uses: HCL-TECH-SOFTWARE/appscan-codesweep-action@v1
Learn more about this action in HCL-TECH-SOFTWARE/appscan-codesweep-action
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HCL AppScan CodeSweep Github Action

Stop insecure code from ever reaching your repository with the HCL AppScan CodeSweeep Github Action. When added to a new or existing Github Workflow, this action runs a security scan against all modified and added lines of code. Vulnerable lines of code are annotated with information to help the developer resolve the problem. Invoke the action on pull requests so both the developer and the reviewer are made aware of the problem before the code is ever merged to the repository.



Register for a free trial of HCL AppScan on Cloud (ASoC). This is necessary to generate your API key/secret.


  1. After logging into ASoC, go to the API page to generate your API key/secret pair. These must be used in the asoc_key and asoc_secret parameters for the action. It's recommended to store them as secrets in your repository. adingkeys_animation
  2. Add the following file to your repository under .github/workflows/main.yml or add to an existing workflow file:
on: [pull_request]
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v1
      - name: Run AppScan CodeSweep
        uses: HCL-TECH-SOFTWARE/appscan-codesweep-action@v1
          asoc_key: ${{secrets.ASOC_KEY}}
          asoc_secret: ${{secrets.ASOC_SECRET}}
      GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN}}

Optional Parameters

  • status - The status of the checks if any security issues are found. Must be one of 'action_required', 'failure', or 'neutral'. The default is neutral. For example:
  status: failure


Annotations are added to the diff view, showing any vulnerable lines of code and a checkrun is added to provide additional details, including good and bad code samples and mitigation information. annotation_screenshot

Supported Languages

The HCL AppScan CodeSweep action supports scanning the following languages/dialects:

Android-Java Objective-C
Angular PHP
Cobol Perl
ColdFusion Python
Golang React
Groovy React Native
Ionic Ruby
JQuery Scala
JavaScript Swift
Kotlin T-SQL
MooTools TypeScript
NodeJS VueJS
Xamarin .Net (C#, ASP.Net)

Join the community

Use the CodeSweep slack channel to report any feedback or ask general questions about the HCL AppScan CodeSweep action.